The IH Foundation
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
— Henry David Thoreau, Walden
The Innermost House Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to unite in fellowship enthusiasts, writers, artists, craftsmen, builders, scholars, and environmentalists to renew access to the inward ideals of the American experience. We envision a new kind of experiment in Life in the Woods, a virtual retreat where people everywhere can experience the ideals dreamed by the founding generation as the promise of the West, pioneered by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Thoreau at Walden Pond, preserved by John Muir as the national parks, and renewed as Innermost House in the California forests. We all need foundations for our innermost lives, and we welcome your help.